Col. G.: I graduated from the Air Force Academy over 20 years ago, and I really haven’t been back since. When I started here a year ago, I was astonished at what changed—mostly how smart and engaged the cadets are with Air Force projects and mission beyond the Academy. The technology they use now allows engagement well beyond what was possible before. They are way ahead of where I was when I graduated.
At the same time, I was happy to see familiar things unchanged. The cadets still face an academic, military, and athletic regimen every day that only our most hardworking and bold personnel will endure. These are the people we need serving in our military, and I’m proud to be here to watch them excel.